Nurse technology contest seeks applications

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Nurses who want to share the ways technology has led to a better student or patient outcome are invited to enter a contest that touts two $10,000 cash awards.

The Drexel University College of Nursing and BAYADA Home Health Care are sponsoring the competition. One $10,000 prize will be given to a nurse educator or practicing nurse whose innovation leads to improved nursing education and student outcomes. The other $10,000 prize will be given to an educator or practicing nurse whose innovation leads to improved patient care and care outcomes. An example of the latter could be “using current technology/equipment to develop a new way to monitor patient assessment data.”

Past award winners include Joan A. McInerney, RN, MSN, BC, CWOCN, a wound, ostomy and continence nurse in Florida who won in 2005 for her Pressure Ulcer Reduction Report.

Applications are due May 16, 2014. The 2014 awards will be presented at the BAYADA Breakfast on June 17 during the Drexel University Nursing Education conference in Myrtle Beach, SC.